8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bhubaneswar & Puri Itinerary

8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bhubaneswar & Puri Itinerary

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8 days in Kolkata (Calcutta), Bhubaneswar & Puri Itinerary

Start: Agra
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Bhubaneswar
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Puri
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Agra

2
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, catch a live event at Eden Gardens, then don't miss a visit to BBD Bagh, then don't miss a visit to Boi Chitra Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kolkata (Calcutta) route planner .

Agra to Kolkata (Calcutta) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bhubaneswar.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar ©
A major pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists, Bhubaneswar boasts a dazzling number of holy sites, temples, and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nandankanan Zoological Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dhauli Giri Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapilesvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishtadevata Temple Service-Lingaraja Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts, identify plant and animal life at Chandaka-Dampada Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MukteshwarTemple, then admire the landmark architecture of Papanasini Siva Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rajarani Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bhubaneswar day trip app .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bhubaneswar in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Bhubaneswar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Puri.

Things to do in Bhubaneswar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nandankanan Zoological Park ©
Nandankanan Zoological Park
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts ©
Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts

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nights
Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puri: Konark (Chandrabhaga Beach & Konark Sun Temple). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, identify plant and animal life at Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balighai Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bedi Hanuman Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puri trip planner .

Getting from Bhubaneswar to Puri by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Konark
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple

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